Simple, beautiful, and absolutely delicious.
-1 package of burrata-- you must get burrata so that the cheese on the inside is liquid when you eat it!
-1 tomato, sliced
-Balsamic vinegar and olive oil
-Salt, pepper, and oregano
1. Cut tomato. Arrange burrata in center of plate and drizzle desired amounts of toppings.
2. Eat carefully so you don't miss out on the liquid cheese in the center!
I know weird title, but it's "twisted" because I don't think there is kale in Greece and this recipe took out the feta from the salad. But, a cucumber tomato salad is definitely prevalent in Greece. I had some leftover steamed kale from my previous recipe so I added it and it actually tasted really good!
This is a super easy recipe. I've been working on a ton of recipes lately, like some new muffins, but I am still tweaking the taste to make the best possible batch with the best ingrdients. In the meantime, I had a lot of kale in our fridge and knowing how good kale is for the soul I whipped up some salads. Check out my other one here if this one doesn't suit your fancy.
I was really craving a salad similar to the one I had had in San Francisco a few weeks ago. I went to Whole Foods to buy pre-cooked shrimp, but it wasn't wild
:(. Alas, I decided to just make a veggie salad to get in my daily nutrients! I was going to mimic the macadamia nut dressing I had also had with that salad, but it turned out way too chunky and became like cheese. That's okay, because one recipe failure, turned into another success! I came up with a macadamia-type "cheese" that actually kind of tasted, well, cheesy. And now I know for next time how to make an actual macadamia dressing-- add more water and use a food processor, NOT a blender! Anyways for my salad here ya go:
This versatile vegetable is also packed with nutrients. A cup can pack about half your daily requirements for calcium and also comes with a perfect ratio of magnesium. By now you should probably realize that anything leafy and green is probably healthful for you, right? Right! And stop sighing about how it tastes. After you try these 9 delicious recipes, come back to me and let me know what you think. I guarantee one of these will provide you with a way to fill your day with some greens. Get cooking and eat up...
-2 red and ripe organic tomatoes, cut into wedges
-1 cucumber, sliced
-1/4 sweet red onion chopped finely
-2 tbsp EVOO
-1/2 cup of kalamata olives
-1 green bell pepper, sliced and chopped into square pieces
-Oregano, and sea salt, and pepper to taste
-1/4 cup of feta cheese
-A handful of raw green beans, chopped in half
-1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 head of Red Cabbage
A handful of raw Green Beans
2 Baby Tomatoes
1/2 cup of shredded carrot (optional)
1/2 cup of raw Butternut squash (optional)
1 TBSP of EVOO or macadamia nut oil
2 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar
-A pinch of sea salt, black pepper, oregano
Mix all of the ingredients together!
Why I like this? It's so simple and clean. It tastes delicious and fresh and it's one of those salads you can add anything too and it will still taste amazing like raisins or pecans. Try it and let me know what additions you make or ingredients you change (like instead of cabbage you use spinach!).
Cabbage is also a healthful lettuce because of its color it contains phytonutrients, micronutrients we don't get enough of for nourishment.
-A couple handfuls of pre-washed spinach
-Mini-red tomatoes cut in half
-1/4 red onion chopped
-Oregano -Sea Salt -Pepper (add to taste)
- 1-2 tbsp Macadamia nut oil
Optional: Raw Pecans or slivered almonds
- 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar -Cucumber - 1/2 Avocado
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and voila!- you have a delicious healthy snack or side to your dinner (add meat for a main entree too!)
In case you haven't noticed, I am a die-hard foodie.